In the morning of day 39 of the campaign Victor attacked Wellesley on the historical battlefield of Talavera. Our battle of Talavera is rather smaller than the historical one as the British have no Spanish allies & the French have only Victor's corps. The British significantly outnumber the French but the British force has significant casualties from Toledo & has not had time to round up stragglers & recover from the fatigue of the 2 day battle & the retreat. So the British units nearly all start the battle carrying between 1 & 5 casualties. Victor's corps has some casualties from past battles, but has had time to recover & his force is in much better shape.
This is the situation at 0 o'clock real time when we called a halt, but the battle will continue next week as it started early in the campaign day.